Nintendo Direct Announcements – September 23, 2021

Today’s Nintendo Direct went out with a bang! The presentation made several highly-anticipated announcements that will be sure to give us a ton of content to look forward to in the future. Some of my personal favorite announcements are as follows (don’t look if you’re avoiding spoilers!):

  • Monster Hunter Rise DLC announcement for 2022
  • Super Smash Bros. fighter reveal via Sakurai Presents on October 5
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC releasing on October 29
  • An incredible-looking 3D Kirby game called Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • An Animal Crossing: New Horizons update including The Roost, and a Nintendo Direct slated for October
    • Furthermore, a new series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards was announced, but there has been no word on the characters that will be featured
  • A new Nintendo Switch Online membership plan including Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games
    • Nintendo 64 launch titles: Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Yoshi’s Story, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, WinBack, Sin and Punishment, Mario Tennis, and Dr. Mario 64.
    • Future Nintendo 64 titles: Paper Mario, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Pokémon Snap, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Mario Golf, F-Zero X, and Banjo-Kazooie.
  • Deltarune Chapter 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch for free
  • Splatoon 3 and Bayonetta 3 are both releasing in 2022

Needless to say, there were a lot of great announcements today! We’ll certainly be covering the Mr. Sakurai Presents show in a few weeks, and we may even throw in an amiibo predictions article while we’re at it. In the meantime, we’ve got a few loose ends to tie up — in other words, there are only a few amiibo training guides left to update and then our entire collection is fully accurate! That’s so exciting! Regardless, I hope you found something to get excited about today. If you missed the presentation, you can watch the whole thing right here. Until next time!

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